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New dementia adviser says thousands should be given access to experimental drugs

In an interview with The Telegraph, the World Dementia Envoy said any promising drugs should be given to “large populations” in order to speed the search for a breakthrough - as happened decades ago in the battle against HIV.

Published
24 March 2014
From
Daily Telegraph
HIV and MS: Could a Link Lead to New MS Treatment?

The integrase inhibitor raltegravir is being tested as a treatment for multiple sclerosis. Evidence from cohort studies suggests that since the introduction of HAART people living with HIV had a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis than the general population.

Published
21 March 2014
From
MedPage Today
Study Links Fitness Level and HIV-related Dementia

A new study shows that fitness level in HIV infected individuals is related to cognitive impairment. These results suggest that something as simple as exercise may be able to stave off neurological decline in this growing segment of the aging population.

Published
16 December 2013
From
University of Rochester Medical Center
Suicide rates tumble in people with HIV in Canadian study but psychiatric drug use remains high in Danish people with HIV

A study presented at the 14th European AIDS Conference last week found that the suicide rate in people with HIV in British Columbia, Canada, had fallen 35-fold

Published
21 October 2013
By
Gus Cairns
People's friends diagnose brain impairment better than they do themselves

Baseline results from a longitudinal study of 235 MSM (men who have sex with men) living with HIV, aged 18 to 50, attending an HIV clinic at

Published
03 October 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Depression linked to episodes of detectable HIV in cerebrospinal fluid

People who experience episodes of major depressive disorder (MDD) are significantly more likely to have episodes of detectable HIV in their cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), according to an

Published
18 September 2013
By
Liz Highleyman
Fat marker predicts cognitive decline in people with HIV

Similarities found between HIV-associated brain damage and impairment from genetic fat-storage disease

Published
12 September 2013
From
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Exercise helps with better brain functioning in HIV-infected adults

Regular exercise is not only good for health, but can give people living with HIV a significant mental boost. This is according to a study by Dr. David J. Moore and colleagues at the University of California, San Diego, published in Springer's Journal of NeuroVirology. The study found that HIV-infected adults who exercise suffered significantly less neurocognitive impairment compared to patients who do not exercise.

Published
14 August 2013
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
HIV and illicit drugs interact to affect verbal learning and memory

HIV infection and illicit drug use—usually smoking crack cocaine—appeared to have a compound negative impact on verbal learning and memory in a study of almost 1400 women with and without HIV in the US Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS).

Published
18 July 2013
From
International AIDS Society
Nanoparticles May Transport HIV Meds to the Brain

Researchers have had early success in a method that might one day thwart the powerful blood-brain barrier and effectively deliver antiretrovirals to the brain.

Published
16 May 2013
From
AIDSMeds
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